A great way to determine if pipes need insulation is to test by touch. If the pipes are warm, they need to be insulated. This will also help with energy savings.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 10, 2015
While friends, family, and food are a major highlight of the holiday season, travel (away from the home) is often part of the celebratory equation. For many, family outings can range from a weekend away to ten days—enough time for snow or ice storms to plunder, appliances to malfunction, and damage to occur in the home. Columbus OH mold remediation contractors, Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, helps clean up flood, fire, mold, and bio-hazard disasters, but also educates consumers on how to avoid common causes for these disasters. In a recent article published by Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, the Columbus Ohio water damage cleanup company shared “The Holiday Traveler’s Tip Sheet for Protecting the Home.”
In the blog post, Dry Patrol offers some of the following guidance for homeowners leaving assets behind during the winter season:
Set the temperature in the home to 55 degrees. This is an ideal temperature to prevent pipes from freezing without breaking the bank on heating an empty home.
Ask a neighbor or friend to check in on the house throughout the homeowner’s absence. Major floods, fire, or any other malfunctions are less expensive if they are spotted within the first 24 hours, rather than five days later.
Unplug any appliances not in use for fire prevention.
If the homeowner expects freezing temperatures and will be away for longer than a few days, moving water through the pipes (minimally) can help prevent freezing in water lines.
Insulate copper pipes; doing so can save the homeowner thousands of dollars in damage. This is a short term solution for the holiday traveler. A professional should be enlisted to evaluate more permanent solutions if needed.
Bryan Daughtry, owner of Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, adds “A great way to determine if pipes need insulation is to test by touch. If the pipes are warm, they need to be insulated. This will also help with energy savings. In fact, the federal government offers tax credits, rebates, and savings programs to help homeowners with the expense.”
For further tips on protecting the home while traveling for the holidays, visit the recent blog post published by the Columbus Ohio mold remediation contractors.
For assistance with flood or fire damage or sewer back-ups, contact Columbus Ohio mold remediation contractors Dry Patrol of Central Columbus at 740-417-9006. To read the recent blog post in full, visit http://www.columbuswatermolddamagerepair.com.
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